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Hawaiian Dick - Comic Book Adaptation in Development at NBC

Another popular comic book hero is eyeing a leap to TV.

Johnny Knoxville and NBC are working on a TV adaptation of Hawaiian Dick, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Created by writer B. Clay Moore and artist Steven Griffin, Hawaiian Dick first launched in 2002. The series follows a stateside cop, Byrd, who is exiled to Hawaii and becomes immersed in a dark and dangerous paradise. There have been three installments so far, with the next edition set for release in 2016.

The project is described as a one-hour comedic action series that will mix procedural, humor and supernatural elements. Paul Lovett & David Elliott (GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra) will pen the script, and exec produce. Knoxville, 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg, David Janollari (Six Feet Under) and Eric Gitter (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) will exec produce. Universal Television will produce.